Now that the school holidays are finally here, it’s time to bring your kids out for some fun! Many families have chosen to travel overseas during the holidays with borders reopening. With the pandemic still ongoing, international travel may not be the first choice for many with young children. Well, fret not as there are still many exciting things you can do with your kids here in Singapore. Here are ten activities to enliven the holiday spirit!
1.Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay
Photo from Gardens by the Bay Website
Set in the garden’s dreamy Cloud Forest with its iconic vision of waterfalls, spiraling walkways and a unique architectural glass greenhouse, Avatar: The Experience invites guests to connect with the alien world of Pandora. Be captivated by the bioluminescent environments, mythical creatures, flora, and the culture of its indigenous people, the Na’vi. This immersive experience opens your eyes to the magnificent story of AVATAR, the highest-grossing film of all time. Interactive experiences allow you to connect with the story up close where you can evolve into an Avatar and even meet a baby banshee. Visit Gardens by the Bay website to book your tickets.
Venue: Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay
Dates: From 28 Oct 2022
2.Doraemon Exhibition at National Museum of Singapore
Photo from National Heritage Board Website
The Doraemon Exhibition makes its first overseas global showcase outside of Japan in the National Museum of Singapore. The exhibition will showcase contemporary artworks that reinterprets Doraemon in our changing world and its cultural impact on society. Visitors can look forward to exciting complementary offerings including a pop-up cafe and a retail experience with limited edition Doraemon collectibles. Visit the National Heritage Board website to find out more.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: 5 Nov 2022 - 5 Feb 2023
3. Changi Festive Village at Terminal 3
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Changi Festive Village is back again this year with carnival games and amusement rides! Head down to T3 Underground Carnival at Changi Airport Terminal 3 to have fun. At Basement 2, a 3D shooting gallery and various game booths such as Kinghammer Strongman Challenge will be available to pump your adrenaline. Basement 3 boasts even more fun activities with the Wonder Wheels bumper car attraction. To complete your carnival experience, race down the highly anticipated Dino Kart 3.0 circuit featuring neon lights and electrifying beats. Click here to find out more about the exciting events happening at the airport.
Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2 and Basement 3
Dates: 4 Nov 2022 - 2 Jan 2023
4. Visit Jurong Bird Park One last Time
Photo from Mandai Wildlife Group
The iconic Jurong Bird Park will be relocating to its new location to Mandai in 2023 and they have planned a series of activities to commemorate its 52 years in Jurong. Take a walk down memory lane and join its festivities with ‘A Flight To Remember’ as the park celebrates its final flight at its Jurong premises. Families can go on heritage trails and relive their memories of visiting the park. Discover hidden gems of Jurong Bird Park with a special staff-curated trail that provides an insider’s guide to the place. Get your tickets here soon!
Venue: Jurong Bird Park
Dates: Till 3 Jan 2023
5. Jumptopia Festive Village
Photo from Kiztopia Website
Kiztopia, Singapore’s mega-indoor kids’ edutainment playground center, brings back Jumptopia Festive Village. Spanning 45,000 square feet at Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall C, the village offers nine specially curated castle zones buzzing with festive spirit. Giant inflatables, a Christmas Market and stage performances are some of the exciting highlights you and your children can look forward to. Get your tickets here and enjoy extra savings with their Family Package!
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall C
Dates: 22 Nov 2022 - 03 Jan 2023
6. Disney in Concert Singapore 2022
Photo from Singapore Sports Hub Website
Disney in Concert is back in Singapore this December, just in time to celebrate the festive season with you and your kids. Be transported into a whole new world and watch beloved stories come to live through musical performances from the orchestra. It will surely be an enchanting experience for people of all ages as you sing along to your favorite Disney songs. Book your tickets with Trip.com to enjoy 5% off for CAT3 Tickets!
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Dates: 17 Dec 2022
7. Christmas Wonderland
Photo from Christmas Wonderland
Celebrate Christmas together with your kids at Gardens by the Bay annual Christmas Wonderland! This ninth edition brings exciting new highlights such as a scenic Gingerbread Cove and a Games village. Witness the mesmerizing light installations including the Garden Rhapsody Light and Sound Snow. Don’t forget to snap photos with Santa Claus and do some Christmas shopping. Be sure not to miss out on the enormous Christmas tree and the fun carnival games! Wait no more, book your slot here!
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 2 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023
8. Nature Walks with Young Nautilus
Photo from Young Nautilus Website
Young Nautilus is an education enrichment partner for schools and families that provide fun and engaging science learning journeys. They provide nature walks where families can join them to explore Singapore coastal areas and lookout for special animals found in Singapore. Kids can foster a deeper understanding of science and nature by seeing wildlife in action. Being more aware of the environment can lead to deeper appreciation of the ecosystems around them and inculcate environmentally friendly habits. Check out their website for more information.
Dates: Selected dates in Nov and Dec 2022
9. British Council Holiday Study Camps
Photo from British Council Website
British Council believes that language and communication skills are an integral part of almost every skill in life. Their Holiday Study Camps use English to explore the world, develop problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Students will explore a different theme each week to build up their written or spoken communication skills. They can develop their vocabulary and gain confidence in communicating in a variety of situations. Through different topics, children can build their knowledge of the world and ignite their love of learning. Programs are available for Early Years, Primary and Secondary-aged students. Check out their website for more information on the various programs.
Dates: Selected dates in Nov and Dec 2022
10. Nullspace Robotics and Coding Program
Photo from Nullspace Website
With the prevalence of technology, learning how to code will be invaluable for your child’s development. Nullspace’s award-winning Robotics & Coding programs will empower your child this Year-End School Holiday (Nov-Dec 2022). They offer a variety of age-differentiated classes for kids between ages 6 to 16. Popular classes include LEGO Robotics, Minecraft, Python and Scratch. Their progressive certificate programs offer a structured pathway to national level competitions and portfolio preparation for Direct School Admission (DSA). Use these newfound skills to future-proof your child and apply them in their daily lives. Click here to find out more about the various programs
Dates: 21 Nov to 30 Dec 2022
This rounds up our top ten activities to do during the holidays, ranging from educational to fun events! Rest and rejuvenate for the upcoming new year by trying out new activities. Here’s wishing a fruitful December Holidays for you and your kids!
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